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Swedish Massage - The goal of Swedish massage is to increase the oxygen flow in the blood and release toxins from the muscles. Swedish massage shortens recovery time from muscular strain by flushing the tissues of lactic acid, uric acid, and other metabolic wastes. It increases circulation without increasing heart load. It stretches the ligaments and tendons keeping them supple and pliable. Swedish massage also stimulates the skin and nervous system and soothes the nerves themselves at the same time. It reduces stress, both emotional and physical, and is suggested in a regular program for stress management.
Swedish massage techniques include: long strokes, kneading, friction,tapping, percussion, vibration, effleurage, and shaking motions.
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Neuromuscular Massage Therapy - When a muscle is strained from injury or overuse, toxins are released into soft tissue causing swelling, soreness, and decreased circulation. This may cause compression of the nerve endings resulting in painful spasms. Over time, scar tissue develops increasing pain and decreasing muscle strength and flexibility.
Marie is trained to identify trigger points that may be the actual area of injury and a source or your pain. Using her hands, thumbs and elbows she will apply techniques that release the spasm and balance muscle tone in the injured area. Scar tissue is gently loosened and the soft tissue released to prevent further injury. Circulation is restored, increasing the flow of healing nutrients to the injured tissue. You experience increased strength, flexibility, and heightened body awareness. As your body becomes more responsive, your confidence soars and you feel a sense of well-being and renewed vitality.
Neuromuscular Massage Therapy successfully treats the following conditions:
Neck pain and/or stiffness such as whiplash
Shoulder Injuries/Frozen Shoulder
Low back pain, sciatica or hip pain
Most common back pain, spasms, and cramping
Facial or jaw pain
Tingling and numbness of arms, hands, legs and feet
Limited Range Motion in most joints
Carpel Tunnel Syndrome
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